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Gretchen Mork


Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

Gretchen Mork, author of smooth start phonics, has been teaching reading for forty years, mainly as a volunteer working with the most needy children. She has two grown children and a 14-year-old daughter who has been homeschooled for four years. Gretchen lives with her husband, Fred, in a rural area east of San Francisco. You can find out more by writing to her at 1040 Garcia Ranch Road, Martinez, CA 94553.


Homeschooling Articles by Gretchen Mork

Homeschooling: A Boon for Crack Babies? A true story about how homeschooling approaches are helping three children in Northern California.

Time4Learning
University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Combining Work and Homeschool

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Discover Your Child's Learning Style

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Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

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Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

The Charlotte Mason Method

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Whole-Language Boondoggle

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Phonics the Montessori Way

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

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The History of Public Education

I Was an Accelerated Child

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What We Can Learn from the Homeschooled 2002 National Geography Bee Winners

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